With spring upon us, I'm delighted to tell you about a terrific new WHYY-produced television program, Friday Arts. Broadcast at 8:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month, Friday Arts spotlights the region's arts, culture and entertainment offerings. Be sure to visit the Friday Arts Web page for additional content - and if you miss an episode, you can watch it using WHYY's online video player.
The series is the perfect companion to another WHYY-produced television program, On Canvas. The Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award Winner is a weekly performing arts series that explores Greater Philadelphia's rich, diverse arts and culture scene. Episodes in April will feature Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Time for Three, Miguel Zenón and Paquito D'Rivera Quintet. Tune in to WHYY-TV to catch the action at 8 p.m. Wednesdays or watch online.
Construction of The Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons is just about complete. The facility will be a place where you and your family can utilize cutting-edge digital technology to become great storytellers. It'll also be used to house live radio broadcasts, film screenings, speaking engagements and other events. As I write this message, 30 high school and Hamilton Commons students are learning to develop the skills necessary to produce short videos. We at WHYY are also thrilled to welcome dozens more high school students during a pair of two-week Young Journalists Summer Camp sessions.
WHYY will host many exciting events in the coming weeks, from film screenings to a speaking engagement with Speaking of Faith host Krista Tippett and the Summer Nights Soirée and Silent Auction. Be sure to check our Member Experience page for details. And if you don’t get it already, sign up to get In the Loop, our free weekly e-newsletter, which features TV, FM and Web highlights, event invitations and other useful information.
As we move forward in 2010, WHYY will work diligently to remain your most trusted local public media provider and be the go-to place for news when you need it, entertainment when you want it and a safe haven in which children can learn.
As always, your contributions are invested in programming and services that enrich the lives of all of us in the Delaware Valley. Thank you for your continued support of the region’s leading public media provider.
William J. Marrazzo
President and Chief Executive Officer